Apr 012015
 

You may or may not have read this example about three hairs, but I wanted to share it here in hopes you can use it when you hit a roadblock in your work-in-progress, or agent search, or can’t make the timeline fit the plot…whatever stops your creativity. As far as I know, the author is unknown. I’ve seen several variations. Continue reading »

Mar 042015
 

March always makes me think of all things Irish. In fact, I’ll be traveling to Ireland in May to learn a little more about my Irish roots. And though I’ve never actually seen a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, I believe there is one. Not an actual pot filled with real gold coins and guarded by a little man in a green pointed hat, but a treasure, nonetheless. The treasure depends on how you perceive the little things in life. Continue reading »

Feb 042015
 

“What does coconut have to do with writing?” Well, I’m here to answer your question.

You see, I have a serious dislike for coconut in any shape or form. It’s just not something I want in my mouth. There’s something about the texture that reminds me of chewing string. But that’s just me. I know scads of people who enjoy coconut cake, coconut cream pie, coconut in cookies and candy. Just like reading, it’s a matter of taste. And isn’t it great that our preferences don’t have to be the same as everyone else’s? We don’t need to apologize just because our tastes in pies are different. Same advice goes for what we write and what we read. Different tastes are fine. So, don’t let that keep you from writing – or reading – what you love. Eating pie and reading a book should both give you pleasure.

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Jan 072015
 

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If Wishes Were Horses My Barn Would Be Full

Happy New Year, y’all.  Seems it’s that time of year again. You know, the time for making those lists of resolutions you are positive you will keep. Uh-huh, sure you will. Hey, I’m not saying your intentions aren’t good ones, but are they realistic? Did you keep all your resolutions from last year?

Know what? It’s taken me a long time, but I finally realized all the lists in the world won’t accomplish my resolutions for me. Nope! That’s up to me. Today on Facebook I read a post that opened my eyes to what I really need to help me stay on track. Instead of a list of resolutions on a piece of paper that’ll end up buried under a pile of unfiled folders and sticky notes full of research scribbles, what I need is a Finish It list. Thank you, Facebook Friend Danielle, for this awesome suggestion.

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